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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ind. Courts - High court puts history on trial

"High court puts history on trial: Re-enactment highlights 1820 case that set Indiana on on anti-slavery course" is the headline to a story today by Martin DeAgostino in the South Bend Tribune. The story begins:

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ask anyone who has to read Supreme Court decisions: Fun reading they're not.

But what about a staged re-enactment of one of the most significant cases in Indiana legal history, one that set a course for bold court action against legal slavery and its imitators?

The Indiana Supreme Court will do just that Tuesday, with help from Hoosier students playing the roles of Polly Strong, a Vincennes woman fighting for freedom, and the three Supreme Court justices who recognized her cause.

The premiere of "Bound for Freedom: the Case of Polly Strong" will mark the fourth Supreme Court re-enactment of historically significant cases.

A side-bar indicates that the re-enactment also wll be available "live on the Web at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at:
www.in.gov/judiciary/citc

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 6, 2005 12:59 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions